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A Mitchell man has been arrested on drug charges, authorities announced Wednesday. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, police arrested 25-year-old Brent Joseph Balfany on Wednesday for one count of possession of a controlled substance with Intent to distribute. The press release says members of the James Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on 905 1/2 S. Duff St. in Mitchell.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Lindsey Hatwan, 35, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of controlled drug, possession of 2 ounce or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation; jury trial scheduled for September. • Michael Graham, 43, of Rock Island, Ill., failed to appear in court on a grand theft charge; Judge Tim Bjorkman issued a bench warrant for Graham's arrest and to be held without bond. • Carla Deloria, 36, of Mitchell, w
No power in Mitchell Monday morning? Blame the birds. A total of 1,230 Northwestern Energy customers in Mitchell were without electricity Monday morning. Northwestern Energy is dealing with a substation problem, caused by some birds that managed to get in the way of the power, according to company spokesman Tom Glanzer. The power has been out since shortly after 9:30 a.m., and residents affected by the outage are on the east side of the city. Glanzer said crews are working on the problem.
PLANKINTON—A Georgia man received minor injuries after losing control of his motorcycle in Plankinton on Saturday. At about 11 a.m., Alan Shneibaum, of Roswell, Ga., overcorrected his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle while turning from Highway 281 onto Interstate 90. No other vehicles were involved. Aurora County Sheriff David Fink said his injuries were minor, but he was transferred to Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell by the Plankinton Ambulance Service.
SALEM—A Howard woman sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries after crashing her motorcycle into a ditch Friday on Interstate 90. Cora Schwader, 56, lost control of her 2007 Harley Davidson with a trike adapter kit while moving into the passing lane to avoid an abandoned vehicle. The accident occurred about five miles east of the Salem exit on I-90 at 7:02 p.m. According to Trooper Casey Bassett, Schwader was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Sanford Health in Sioux Falls shortly after the crash.
No one was hurt when a recreational vehicle caught fire Friday morning in Mitchell, authorities say. Mitchell Fire Captain Mark Eliason said the RV was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 10:15 a.m. He said the RV was parked in the yard at 1912 S. Miller Ave., and the residents were trying to get the engine started. Eliason said they used gasoline to try to start it, which backfired, and started the blaze. Eliason said no one was injured, and firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread so nothing else was damaged. He said the RV is a total loss.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman CITY OKS NEW FABRICATION BUSINESS: A new welding and metal fabrication business will open on Sixth Street in Freeman, after the Freeman City Council approved construction plans July 6. Becky and Tim Wiese, who operate Tri-State Welding and Metal Fabrication LLC in Valley Springs, have purchased the former Lemme Trucking property and plan to bring their business to Freeman. The business specializes in metal indoor and outdoor art and decor as well as offering custom and general welding servic
Anyone who may qualify to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is interested in helping organize a new DAR chapter in Mitchell is invited to a meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Carnegie Resource Center, located at 119 W.
A Mitchell man and a Plankinton man accused of sexual contact and fourth-degree rape have entered pleas to the accusations. Larry Unruh Jr., 42, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child under 16 and two counts of fourth-degree rape.